Portland Rape Defense Attorney

Sexual Assault Defense Lawyers Working for People Across Oregon

Charges of rape or sexual assault are some of the most serious charges any person can face. The penalties associated with these charges can be extremely severe. Most such sexual offenses carry with them mandatory prison sentences upon conviction under what is commonly referred to as Measure 11. A third conviction for a sexual offense in one's lifetime can carry with it a sentence of life imprisonment.

Aside from the obvious penalties of incarceration, fines and supervision, you will be required to register as a sex offender. You can be placed on lifetime post-prison supervision. This ensures that you will live with the consequences of a sex crime conviction for life. For certain offenses, there may be special age-related defenses. For less serious sexual offenses, there may be an opportunity to seek relief from sex offender registration requirements. If you are under investigation for rape or sexual assault, or if you have been arrested or charged, you need a criminal defense attorney who can mount a powerful defense against these allegations.

The Portland, Oregon, law firm of Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., has the experience, skill and discretion you need to combat these charges. Our four lawyers offer more than 70 years of experience defending individuals against serious criminal charges. We are equipped to defend against the full range of sexual criminal charges, including:

  • Rape
  • Sodomy
  • Unlawful sexual penetration
  • Sexual abuse
  • Online sexual corruption of a child

In many sex crimes cases, particularly when the accuser knows the accused, the charges are largely based on the word of the accuser. We will find and present all evidence that casts reasonable doubt on the credibility of this evidence. Other common issues in sex crime allegations can relate to identification or the validity of DNA evidence. We will find all available defenses in your case while working towards the most favorable disposition of the charges.

Contact the Portland Rape Defense Lawyers of Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C.

Our law firm is committed to providing the highest quality defense at reasonable rates. All initial consultations are free. In all cases, we make sure our clients always understand exactly what fees and costs they will pay for our services.

Contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Call toll free to 1-888-311-2016 or send us an e-mail.